What implant size would you recommend for me? (Photo)
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What implant size would you recommend for me?
Implant volume is somewhat subjective. Implants anywhere from ~240 cc to 400 cc would most commonly be used. You should consider techniques to help you decide like sizes or three-dimensional imaging (not necessarily to give you a very accurate rendering of how you would look, but to give you some idea and also to help you understand how your breasts look prior to surgery). You may consider a more cohesive device to help shape the breast and provide a more natural look. Still, round saline and silicone implants can also work well in the hands of an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon.
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Choosing an #implant size
Every body is different, and implants require a custom fit.
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What implant size would you recommend for me?
The best cosmetic result in any particular breast augmentation patient depends on a variety of factors, including: Your individual anatomy, desired outcome, realistic expectations, a thorough discussion with the plastic surgeon about the options, and anunderstanding of the pros and cons of any particular implant choice. Proper sizing is not just about the number of cc’s. The thickness of your tissue, breastdimensions which include the width, height, and projection, as well as chest wall width all need to be considered when choosing an implant. Trying on implant “sizers” of various shapes and volumes while wearing a tight t-shirt, bra, or bathing sit at a preoperative visit will help you and your surgeon choose the optimal implant.
There are no manufacturers' standards for cup sizing in the bra industry. The cups of a 34 C-D and a 38 C-D are significantly different. Cup size varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and even within styles from any particular manufacturer. Nor is there a direct correlation between implant shape or size and cup size.
Keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do and how to do it without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative procedure would not be in your best interest. I would suggest that your plastic surgeon be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
Most #natural looking #breast implants
The surgeon you elect to perform the cosmetic procedure is the most important factor in obtaining a good result, be sure you seek the help of a surgeon member of the ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Unsure on How to Choose Your Breast Implant Size
This may provide some insight. If a woman wears a size 36 AB bra and would like to be a C cup, which is the average size that women wear and the average size bra that is sold, she needs a volume of approximately 350 to 390 cc to make that change. This becomes less if she's wearing a 34 bra, because it has a smaller strap size and the cups have a smaller diameter. A smaller diameter implant would then be a volume of approximately 300 to 350 cc. In the same way if she was more petite, maybe a double zero or size one and wore a 32 AB bra, then to become a 32C cup she would only require about 250 to 300 cc. The profile is determined by the amount of projection versus roundness that the you desire, as well as the size of the implant and size of your chest.
Other factors which contribute to the outcome are #size, #shape, and #profile.
The #profile is determined by the amount of #projection versus roundness that the you desire, as well as the #size of the implant and size of your chest. Also, the placement or incision location will also have an effect on profile.
Your Plastic Surgeon will measure you to determine the best shape, size and placement of the #implants to be used. Lastly, another important element to a satisfying result of your #augmentation is realistic #expectations.
Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
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